By: Anna Day
“Exactly one week today, I will hang.”
Okay, I’m not a stickler for grammar and a no mistake book but there is a pretty important word missing from that sentence, right? Perhaps it wouldn’t have annoyed me so much if it wasn’t literally the first line. Not only that it was repeated in the exact same way later in the book.
I’m not going to lie. It annoyed me. But by that time I really just wanted the protagonist to hang.
Directed By: Roar Uthaug
I should caveat this review by saying while I’ve seen the original movie I’ve never played any of the Lara Croft games. I also do not care about the way she looks or the size of absolutely anything in this movie 🙂
That being said it was quiet a nice surprise and definitely one of the better “based on a video game” movies I’ve seen in a while. Or possibly ever.
“I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.”
I love reading all the quote posts that go around so I wanted to participate. Reading The Princess Diarist made me remember how much I loved Carrie Fisher’s writing and how easy it is to connect with her. So below are some of my all time favorites and like a lot of great quotes many of them have found me just when I needed to hear them.
The Astonishing Color of After
By: Emily X.R. Pan
On an otherwise good and regular day of high school Leigh returns home to find her mother, whose been suffering from depression, has taken her own life. Lost in grief and shock she soon comes to believe that her mother is visiting her in the form of a bird spurring her to go to Taiwan and meet her grandparents for the first time.
The Princess Diarist
By: Carrie Fisher
“I thought you might supply
some tenderness I lacked but
out of all the things I offered
you took my breath away-
and now I want it back.”
The Princess Diarist is kind of a weird read.
So since it’s pretty much Spring (where I am) I thought I’d do a round-up of the Top 5 Book I Read this Winter. I generally think of winter as between Thanksgiving and changing the clocks- so that’s my time frame on that one. Hopefully good weather, health and reading times ahead no matter what the season!
Honor Among Thieves
By: Ann Aguirre & Rachel Caine
I have to get out of the way that I don’t like the title or the cover and wasn’t planning to read this until I heard it was about a girl who is one of the Honors chosen to go on a year long mission with a Leviathan.
Have you ever seen that show Farscape? I loved Moya. I want my own Leviathan so I decided to give this a try and oh, my God. Right now it’s top three for the year with The Cruel Prince and Loneliest Girl in the Universe!
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Directed By: Martin McDonagh
I had been wanting to watch this one for a while and it was well worth the wait. Months since her daughter was murdered with no answers Mildred Hayes rents out three billboards calling out the police (especially the Chief). This sets off a firestorm in the small town serving to ratchet up the growing anger and tension.
The English Wife
By: Lauren Willig
One reason I picked this up now is because it just screamed winter read (or fall) so I wanted to read it while the mood felt right. Turns out I was right about that. Though I was oh, so wrong about the mystery.
Either way, it was a win.